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Thursday, July 27, 2017

EYE CANDY from VIRGINIA ANDERSON AND APRIL YORKS TRUNK SHOW

What a wonderful trunk show and lecture it was.... it is so nice to see the span of quilts made by a quilting family over multiple generations.  I also enjoyed seeing the quilts from Virginia and April's collection of antiques. I loved getting to see the quilts up close when I was helping to pack them up.  The workman ship was wonderful. 

I am posting the best of the pictures I took last night ... so enjoy.
cc: Anna









first quilt

medallion sampler quilt

LONE STARS

AMISH INSPIRATION

DONATED STARS

CUT AWAY APPLIQUE





LOG CABIN

APPLIQUE

CLOSE UP

ANTIQUE QUILT











 

SHOW AND TELL from JULY 26TH

THEME was  .... CHRISTMAS IN JULY
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Theme for August 30th ..... First quilts / Favorite quilts 

 Here are some of the neat quilts and projects that were shown last night.  I found some great inspiration because I really have no Christmas projects.... finished.  I am posting the best of my pictures as the camera batteries died early last night.

cc: Anna 




close up

same pattern different fabrics





PRIZE WINNER AT CAMEO QUILT SHOW

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

AUGUST BLOTTO BLOCK INSTRUCTION

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PATRIOTIC PINWHEEL …. 




1.     CUT a 7inch square of white on white or cream fabric

2.     Cut a 7 inch square of either dark blue ( a) fabric or red (b) fabric


3.      Placing fabrics together, draw a diagonal line on the white fabric from corner to corner.

4.      Sew a SCANT 1/4 inch seam on each side of the diagonal line a quarter inch away.

5.     Cut on the drawn line and press patch.  ( This results in two (2) half square triangles … YOU need 4 for each pinwheel.

6.     Trim and square blocks to 6.5 inches in size

7.     Assemble and sew together one BLUE pinwheel block and one red pinwheel block. ( Red on top)

8.     See above picture for orientation.  

One completed block equals one entry … Max 3 blocks per drawing. 

Quilt  from August blocks


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New activities for the guild


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BLOTTO is coming to the guild.   Each month a block pattern will be made available in this blog and in the newsletter.   For each participant who make a block and submits it to the drawing has a chance to win all the blocks submitted.   There is a three chance limit... you can make more blocks for the lottery if you choose but you can only have three chances to win.  Our goal is to have the winner be able to assemble and entire quilt from the blocks that they win.... so come gals let make some blocks.

( The block pattern for this month will be posted in a separate blog post) 

THEMES for BLOTTO 2017
AUGUST ... PATRIOTIC PINWHEELS 
SEPTEMBER ... APPLIQUE CARS
OCTOBER .... FRAMED I SPY  
NOVEMBER .... SPLIT NINE PATCH 


 CHARM SQUARES  ( 6.5 inch charms)
 
This is great way to get variety in your quilts 

Each month there will be a sign up list and then number of participants will be posted on the blog and in the newsletter.  ( ***  THERE ARE 11 SIGN UPS FOR AUGUST.) 

Quilt shop quality fabric only please.

6.5 inch charm square for each participant of three different fabrics that follow the theme for the month.


AUGUST  ... BLACKS , WHITE or mixed black and white.

September ... Novelty or "I" SPY fabrics

October .... Fall colors ... rust / gold / brown etc

November ... Christmas 

December .....Batiks



  DONATION BLOCK CHALLENGE 

OUR GOAL is to make quilts for SAFE HOUSE, Miracle quilts and our favorite guild charities .... Finished quilts are due by OCTOBER.  The sample quilts shown today had a 3 across by 4 blocks down setting with (2inch) sashing.  Blocks were 12 inch finished   SIZE:  approximately 40 inches width  x 54 inches length ( before borders are applied.)

We had a drawing for patterns at tonight's guild meeting  We are suppose to get together with the other guild members who drew the same pattern and make decisions about making the quilt blocks... color / themes of the fabric. Random draw helps sponsor new quilting buddies. 


3 block x 4 block with sashing and borders
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SECRET PAL ... 

Rules for secret pal will be made available in the August newsletter and blog.  There was a preliminary sign up  at tonight's guild meeting.   







cc: Anna





Monday, July 24, 2017

Lucky's Dinner cancelled for Wednesday, July 26th



Virginia Anderson and April Yorks our guest speakers, 
have decided to NOT 
go to Lucky's for dinner on Wednesday. 

They will see us all at the trunk show at 6PM.  

See ya there.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SHOW AND TELL from June 28,2017



Little bit late because of the July 4th holiday fun ... but here are some of the pictures from the show and tell.... was it not marvelous?


wild flowers

improv- blocks 

So darn cute!

String Quilts

Is this an IRISH CHAIN?

KNITTING SHEEP 



TABLE TOPPER




I only post my best pictures .... so if your quilt is not shown.... I messed up.



cc: Anna